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Podcasting: Creating a Radio Show

  Family around the radio

Before YouTube, before MTV, and before just plain TV, the best entertainment was listening to the radio. Whole families would gather around their radio "sets" (the radio's were huge!) to listen to shows. The shows had actors for the voices, but included great sound effects and music to help create the mood to make the shows enjoyable and exciting.

Today radio shows have taken on new life as people podcast instead of using just the radio to broadcast their shows. After we learn how to use Audacity to edit sound files (audio files) we are then going to work with a partner or two to create your own radio show based on one of Aesop's fables.

Ready to start? Just work through the following activities, and at the end you'll have a show you'll be proud to share!

 

  Podcasting 101: Learning to Use Audacity  
  First Project: Silent Interview  
  The Big Show! Create Your Own Radio Show  
     
  Listen to the Radio Shows from 2011!!  
       
Lego WeDo 2.0 Unit

Lego WeDo Unit!

After hundreds of hours of work, extensive testing in elementary classrooms, and several rewrites, we are pleased to offer you the use of our Lego WeDo 2.0 Mission to Mars unit. Following the storyline of a mission to the Red Planet, students are confronted by a series of problems they must solve by building and coding Lego models. Fully NGSS compatible, this is a perfect unit to use in third or fourth grade. Please take a look and try out this free resource!